Archive for November, 2009

Nuviderm and TattooNow

November 30, 2009

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal

As everyone knows, this is a blog about tattoo removal, specifically about the use of Nuviderm to remove a tattoo at a reasonable cost with a high degree of success – if you follow instructions –  instead of  using laser tattoo removal. In the course of every day we talk to people about their tattoos and sometimes we speak with tattoo artists about various matters related to tattoo application and removal.

Recently we spoke with Mary and Gabe who run Tattoonow in Easthampton, Massachusetts. They run  Tattoonow as a tattoo shop, but they also have a website, Tattoonow.com where they display their work  and the work of other tattoo artists and they have some of the finest artwork we’ve ever seen. They have formed associations with some of the finest tattoo artists in the world.

One thing we liked about the way they operate is from time to time they will bring in a laser tattoo removal technician with a machine so their customers can remove a piece they no longer like for a replacement piece or cover up. Some people just want to “clean the canvas” in a particular location with out replacing what was there.

We like the way they operate and the integrity of  their beliefs and the way they run their website and other tattoo related endeavors which include hosting tattoo conventions or gatherings where they provide seminars, workshops, discussion panels and, of course, custom tattooing.

Responsible tattoo education is the aim of the gatherings.

They’re last one, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering ran  Sept 17 – 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts .

When considering getting a tattoo always remember:

  • Make sure you like the design
  • Tattoo pigment is “permanent” and very difficult to remove
  • Check out your artists’ resume to make sure the skills are there
  • Make sure the tattoo shop is clean and proper protocols are followed

If you get tired of your tattoo and want to remove it you should:

  • Use laser if you can afford the cost
  • Make sure the laser clinic has state of the art equipment that can remove the pigment colors of your tattoo in a reasonable number of sessions
  • Use Nuviderm tattoo removal if you can’t afford laser
  • Read and follow instructions for a successful tattoo removal

Nuviderm reviews says checkout Tattoonow.com for great body art and for effective, affordable tattoo removal use Nuviderm.

Nuviderm works.

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The Season for Tattoo Removal

November 24, 2009
Tattoo Removal Season

Tattoo Removal Season

Historically, tattoo removal has been a seasonal activity. Every year as the weather begins to warm people who have been contemplating tattoo removal begin the process in the spring and summer months. Why anyone would want to begin such a process when they are more likely to be wearing less clothing and possibly exposing the tattoo removal site for everyone to see is hard to understand. It must be a lack of planning.

If you have decided to remove a tattoo the best time to start is in the fall when temperatures begin to drop to more comfortable levels. Comfort should be one of the main considerations when starting a tattoo removal because tattoo removers that actually work will involve some discomfort, there is no way around it.

Here’s why…

After about 60 days the tattoo pigment used to create your tattoo has been effectively trapped by a network of connective tissue in the fibroblasts, a type of cell found in connective tissue that produces fibers such as collagen.  Fibroblasts are thought to  last the lifespan of the individual receiving the tattoo and that is what makes tattoos permanent. The tattoo pigment is so tightly bound to the connective tissues of the dermis (second layer of skin) that they could be considered a pigmented tissue graft much like a skin graft for a burn victim or an artery graft for a heart bypass patient. Man made, but permanent, and very difficult to reverse.

The only methods proven to remove tattoo pigment are Laser, IPL (intense pulsed light), Rejuvi, Cold Steel Surgery, Dermabrasion, Salabrasion and TCA. Laser, IPL, Cold Steel Surgery and Rejuvi are very expensive and painful. Dermabrasion and salabrasion involve the use of a grit (salt in the case of salabrasion) to sand or grind down the tissue holding the tattoo, a somewhat barbaric and painful experience. TCA tattoo removal gradually peels down to and removes tattoo ink over a period of months. Properly used, tca tattoo removal is virtually painless and leaves only  minor changes in skin pigment, especially in light skinned people. The darker the skin the greater the chance of hypopigmentation which is a lightening of skin color at the treated area. Scarring can occur when used at very high strengths, but scarring can and does occur with Laser, IPL and Surgery. An unfortunate fact of tattoo removal is that all effective tattoo removal methods carry with them the risk of scarring.

Tattoo removal creams have become popular because they promise no discomfort and no scarring, but they are a joke and a ripoff and companies that sell such concoctions should be considered the modern day version of the  “Snake Oil Salesmen” of the 1800’s when con men sold “Tonics” to cure every common ailment of the day. These creams are nothing but skin fade creams – they fade skin pigment which is located in the epidermis (top layer of skin) and cannot reach and would have no effect on tattoo pigment in the dermis (second layer of skin).

There is one so called tattoo removing “Balm” that is a combination of common makeup ingredients combined with skin pigment faders and grit used with a battery powered sander. It’s the sander and the grit in the cream that does the actual “removing”, but it would take years and thousands of dollars to sand down a tattoo with this product. You would be better off spending the money on laser.

Nuviderm TCA is the easy, effective and affordable alternative to laser tattoo removal and cooler weather is the perfect time to begin a tattoo removal. One ounce of Nuviderm concentrate has the ink removing power of up to $1000.00 or more of laser treatments. Nuviderm reviews and testimonials from past and current customers prove Nuviderm works. Backed by a 6 month guarantee, Nuviderm has a 93% satisfaction rate among those who have used it, to our knowledge, the highest success rate in the Do It Yourself tattoo removal industry.

Give Nuviderm a try , with our guarantee you have nothing to lose.

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New Tattoo Removal Product?

November 19, 2009
New and Improved Tattoo Removal Product

New and Improved Tattoo Removal Product

Invention and innovation – also known as progress, has been somewhat lacking in the field of at home tattoo removal, but we hear rumors of a new tattoo removal product in the works that will set a new standard for the industry.

Rumored to be a cream, this new product actually penetrates through the epidermis to the dermis where tattoo pigment lives and actually “pulls” the pigment out. Unlike other creams on the market today, it is not a skin pigment fade cream masquerading as a tattoo removal cream. This new product reportedly removes tattoo pigment without effecting skin pigment.

Also, it is able to be used on tattoos as young as 30 days old allowing those suffering from next day tattoo regret the ability to start the removal process much sooner than any other product currently on the market.

Hopefully this new product will prove to be as effective as we’ve heard. We will definitely keep you apprised of new information as it becomes available.

Until this new product is ready for the growing tattoo removal market use Nuviderm. There is no perfect tattoo remover, they all have their drawbacks – some admit their imperfections and others lie. Nuviderm may not be perfect, but at the current time the only alternatives are laser, which is costly, painful and includes the chance of scarring. The other most popular alternative is the  variety of creams that promise no pain, no scarring… no problems !! They neglect to tell you they don’t remove tattoo pigment. Some give the illusion of working by including a dermabrasion device  with the product, but a dermabrasion device could be used with water and achieve the same results. Don’t let their marketing fool you.

It is best not to get a tattoo unless you know for sure it is something you will want to live with the rest of your life.

Nuviderm is a cosmetic acid known as TCA. Used properly it will remove most tattoos. If you don’t like the results you can return the unused portion of the product for a refund within 6 months of the original purchase.

Nuviderm Wins Award

November 17, 2009

Nuviderm Best Tattoo Removal

We recently won the U.S. Commerce Association  “Best Business Award” for the tattoo removal category.  Below is a copy of their press release announcing the award.

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NUVIDERM.COM Receives

2009 U.S. Commerce Association Award

U.S. Commerce Association Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., August 26, 2009 — NUVIDERM.COM has been selected for the 2009 Tattoo Removal category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best businesses in their category. Our organization works exclusively with business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@us-ca.org
URL: http://www.us-ca.org

Using Temporary Tattoos

November 16, 2009
Mona Lisa's Rear

Example of a top quality airbrushed temporary tattoo

Temporary tattoos that are applied with water fade after a few days.  Usually, these are applied to children for fun  or adults who may want to try wearing a temporary tattoo before going for the real thing. Some can look quite real and can give a hint as to what reactions they will generate from  friends or family members. This might be a better way to go for some people before getting a real tattoo to lessen the risk  of going through a real tattoo removal at some later date. Removing a tattoo is not something that anyone wants to do if they can avoid it.

Most temporary tattoos contain cosmetically approved additives approved for use on the skin, but in the past, alerts have been issued for foreign made  temporary tattoos because they are not labeled with a mandated ingredient list. Also, past imports of henna products for skin use have been banned because of no mandated labels. Henna is approved for use as a hair dye and not as a skin dye for tattoos. Black and blue  henna are somewhat suspect since natural henna normally produces a reddish brown tint. These black “henna” tattoos contain p-phenylenediamine other wise known as coal tar and are unsafe for long term contact with skin, especially children.

Always make sure  any temporary tattoo given to your kids comes in a package printed with a list of ingredients. We don’t want something fun for the kids to be harmful.

As for the ingredients that go into making real tattoo pigment,  always ask the shop owner or artist giving you the tat what’s in the pigment. These days there is usually nothing to worry about, but it never hurts to be safe. Red pigments are the most likely to cause an allergic reaction which could necessitate a removal depending on the severity of the reaction.

Nuviderm provides an effective and affordable method of real tattoo removal and is a low cost tattoo removal alternative to laser.

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